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The Most Popular Reviews

     The complete review's variation on the traditional bestseller lists ranks the books under review -- and now also the author pages -- according to which reviews and author pages were the most popular during the past month.

     Here are the reviews and author pages that attracted the most interest in May, 2017.

May, 2017

- Reviews -

  1. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  2. The Three Mistakes of my Life, Chetan Bhagat
  3. Samskara, U.R.Ananthamurthy
  4. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p'Bitek
  5. Decolonising the Mind, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  6. The Seventh Function of Language, Laurent Binet
  7. The Gift of a Cow, Premchand
  8. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  9. Matigari, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  10. Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda
  11. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  12. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
  13. River of Fire, Qurratulain Hyder
  14. Anowa, Ama Ata Aidoo
  15. Krishnakanta's Will, Bankim-Chandra Chatterjee

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Murakami Haruki (4)
  2. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (2)
  3. Patrick White (3)
  4. Georges Perec (-)
  5. Amélie Nothomb (1)


     With end of the college/university year in the US and elsewhere, traffic inevitably flattens out every May, and it did again at the complete review.
     Many of the most popular titles remained unchanged -- but the new Laurent Binet (only available in English in the UK for now) did attract considerable attention.

For recent bestseller lists, go to previous lists.
For annual and older lists, see also the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists.

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